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TH-310 ALF-1/TK-5 Armored Car


TK-5 Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: USA for Iran
First Produced/Service Dates: 1934
Manufactured by: Marmon-Herrington
Crew: 4?
Armament: TH-310 = Turret: (1) .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun and (1) .30 caliber MG
TK-5 = Turret: (1) 37mm Cannon and (1) Machine Gun
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline (Hercules WXLC-3)
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The TH-310 ALF-1 Armored Car was one of two vehicles built for use by Persia (Iran), but also tested (but not adopted) by the US Military.  The other vehicle was the LaFrance TK-6 Armored Car. The TH-310 was originally fitted with a turret similar to the T11 and T11E1 Armored Cars, but it was not deemed satisfactory by Iran.  Therefore, the base vehicles were built by Marmon-Herrington without turrets fitted. Once delivered to Iran they were fitted with the same turret used by the Swedish Landsverk L-181 Armored Car, although with a different armament package.  Those vehicles were renamed the TK-5 Armored Car.

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  TH-310 ALF-1 Armored Car Photo Dave Haugh - Content Editor
TK-5 Armored Car Photo Dave Haugh

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American Armored Cars (Grenadier Books) A.J. Clemens
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Armored Car - A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R. P. Hunnicutt
Early U.S. Armor: Armored Cars 1915-40 (Osprey Publishing) Steve Zaloga
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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